"Country Girl (Shake It for Me)" (CD Single)

Music review by
Jessica Dawson, Common Sense Media
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Fun, flirty country tune is clean, with minor innuendo.

Parents say

age 14+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 9 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

There are some stereotypes about Southerners/country dwellers being "rednecks." Although it's implied that country girls have a bit of a wild streak, this is still just a fun, flirty song about girls having a good time.

Positive Role Models & Representations

The song is playful and clean, like most country music, but setting your sights on being a country girl shakin' her stuff for everyone and his brother may not be what you want for your daughter. However, there's no sex or drugs involved, so that's certainly positive.

Violence
Sex

Some minor innuendo as well as the obvious -- albeit playful -- objectification of a female.

Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this song is a fun, flirty track about country girls shaking their business from the tractor to the dance floor. There's some minor innuendo as well as the obvious, albeit playful, objectification of a female, but it's the nature of the song to appreciate and celebrate the Southern female's ability to, well, shake it. There's no sex or mention of alcohol, so if you're OK having your kids shakin' theirs, then it's fine for most ages.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byCelestine E. September 27, 2013
Parent of a 7-year-old Written bygirlsmitten March 15, 2013

Really Common Sense, where's your common sense?

Is this review a joke? I mean, really? "So if you're OK having your kids shakin' theirs, then it's fine for most ages." ?! What?! No pa... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written byDogcat July 25, 2020

One Margarita is awesome!

One Margarita is the best song Luke Bryan has ever created. Anyone else agree with me?
Kid, 11 years old July 16, 2019

Sexual content

I would give this zero stars if I could, although it may be catchy it has sexually explicit lyrics. It objectifies women and the general feeling is the women m... Continue reading

What's the story?

Luke Bryan is country music's flirty boy next door, oozing with Southern charm and just the right amount of bad boy. His sophomore album, Doin' My Thing, was a huge hit, and now he's following it up with \"COUNTRY GIRL (SHAKE IT FOR ME),\" the lead single off of his third album. Co-written by Bryan, it's fun, flirty song that celebrates the beauty of a country girl who moves when the music comes on.

Is it any good?

It's hard not to like Bryan, with his sweet, Southern charisma and genuine country twang. "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)" is so catchy and fun, you can't help but shake your own moneymaker; the tune may inspire a family dance party. The lyrics are perfect for singing along to the radio or enjoying the warm summer months outside: "Shake it for the young bucks sitting in the honky-tonks, for the rednecks rockin' til the break of dawn ... Shake it for the birds, shake it for the bees, shake it for the catfish swimming down deep in the creek."

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what makes country music different from pop or rock music. Why do you think that strong language and sex are less frequent in country songs? Does this make it more appealing?

  • This song is fun and lighthearted, but it does play on stereotypes about country music and country girls. Do you think this is OK? Can you name some other stereotypes about country music and Southerners? What about other genres of music?

Music details

  • Artist: Luke Bryan
  • Release date: April 19, 2011
  • Type: Single
  • Label: Capitol
  • Genre: Country
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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